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About Plantation Restaurant

Plantation Restaurant features an adventuresome menu using nature's finest ingredients with an island influence. Presenting the essence of contemporary American cooking, Chef Jeff Alberti has created a succulent array of dishes that will make dining at Plantation a most memorable experience. Tastefully decorated in a South Seas ambience. Plantation also features a full service bar & private rooms for any occasion.

7908 Longbeach Blvd.
Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Fish

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM

Cross Street:
80th St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 494-8191

Website:
http://www.plantationrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music in the summer Friday & Saturday nights after 9 PM in the bar

Catering:
Plantation Restaurant can cater events on the island up to 500 guests.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking during season. Private lots always available.

Executive Chef:
Jeff Alberti

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Plantation Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

3.8

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (18)
Bar Seating (16)
Good for a Date (13)
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Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Special Occasion (12)
Cozy (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Romantic (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Fun (4)
People Watching (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Live Music (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Business Meals (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Dinner was average at best. Food was not hot and although in the off season wait staff left us feeling rushed. Needed to deflect their “will there be anything else” line several times. On a positive had been there for apps and drinks before and it was good. For the price, this place should know better

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Such great wait staff and front desk help. Food is always good. They really try and make it a good experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Had dinner last Sat night 6:30 reservation and had a very enjoyable time. The table I requested was ready for my arrival. Service was very professional and pleasant at all times. The food was excellent and fairly priced. This and the Black Whale are my favorite restaurants and I am a local. Will go back in the very near future.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Cozy
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

A relaxing atmosphere, friendly efficient service, great food, and awesome desserts.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Fun, Disabled Access, Healthy, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food and service was excellent!! It was our second time here and we'll definitely be coming back!!

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was great however I wish they could do something about the noise level. We sat in the room off the bar and it was very difficult to hear the conversation.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Went with my daughter Saturday. Everything was excellent, waiter was very professional and courteous. We both had the beef cooked to perfection and the sweet potato soup was incredible. One of the best places on the island. I am a local, not a tourist. Give it a try, you will not be dissapointed. Bob

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Healthy
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

All around awesome place to eat!!! Best meal I had the entire vacation.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Started with an amazing Martini with blue cheese and bacon stuffed olives.
We were there for an early lunch on a Saturday and ordered "light."
The Caesar salad with scallops was very fresh and filling. My bacon wrapped scallops and short rib wontons combined for a delightful lunch choice. We will definitely be returning when ww are hungrier!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very noisy bar scene service was terrible waited 45 minutes to actually get our food will not return to this one!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

My husband and I had yet another amazing meal at The Plantation while on our "minimoon" after our recent wedding this past week, which is not surprising as The Plantation and Chef Jeff's dishes have yet to disappoint our palates! We tried an assortment of Apps (Tuna nachos, short rib wontons, scallops & a pork belly slider that were ALL out of this world). Our main entrees (scallops over a bacon and pea risotto for myself and medium rare ribeye steak for my husband) were cooked to perfection and the flavors amazing. We managed to find some room to share the pecan bread pudding with homemade bourbon icecream for dessert and it was Oh so worth it! Phenomenal job all, service and food were perfect and we were raving about everything!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Lively and noisy room, big, well-attended bar, but conversation not a struggle.
Prompt and attentive service, good beer, yummy local scallops on risotto.
Live music from Allison and her keyboard was an unexpected but welcome surprise
for Wed-night off-season!

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Awesome food , great server , will be back, thank you.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Hadn't been to plantation since it changed from The Owl Tree. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Some of the dishes we ordered were great; others were not. One diner found the chicken quesadilla to be inedible because the barely-any-chicken was ground up into tiny pieces.Our biggest complaint was that it was so noisy we could barely have conversation at out table for four at 6:30 p.m.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Always a great time at the "PLANT"!!!
Chelsea greets us at the door with a warm smile. She's the BEST!!!!
Waiter Scott & waitress Lacy are our favorites!!! Friendly, courteous & attentive people!!! Food is awesome as are the cocktails. We come here EVERY week!!!
LOVE THIS PLACE ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Food and service is good, but for the price charge, underwhelming. Would not visit again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Great food but service a little sketchy....fun environment- nice bar....incredible bread pudding desert

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Excellent food, presentation and service. Will definitely visit again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Apps were good. Nice presentation. Main course too. Good flow to dinner. Never felt rushed. Nice serving staff. Very attentive.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2017

First time here. Service was good but food was mediocre at best. I had chicken w/bbq sauce, collards, cornbread and I ordered a side of whipped potatoes. The chicken was moist but I took the fatty skin off and there wasn't much bbq flavor. The collards were so tough they were impossible to eat. They had bacon stirred into them but they had not been cooked with the bacon the way they should be. There was nothing "whipped" about the potatoes. They were lumpy as could be. At best I might call them smashed but even at that the lumpy bits were too undercooked to eat. Cornbread was sweet. Nothing special, especially since there was nothing really to eat it with. Waitress brought me another side (grilled asparagus) but it was just as bad or worse than the collards - tough and woody - very undercooked. Horrible.

The fried calamari appetizer was okay but the cocktail sauce was not good. Husband had clam chowder and he said it was terrible. He didn't say anything at the table but when we left he said his salmon entree was overcooked. He said the only good thing about his meal was the 2 or 3 raviolis underneath the salmon.

Funny thing is that they are a sister restaurant to Tucker's Tavern and Tucker's is hands down the better restaurant.

At Plantation - $100 including tip and no drinks, after I asked them to remove the extra side dish which was $7, for very mediocre food - I don't think so. We won't be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I only get here once or twice a year, but it's a great place with good food. Love the clam chowder.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The noise level was unacceptable and made it very uncomfortable !

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Our dinner was not only yummy but delightful! Upon arriving for our reservation we were unhappy with the seating, but the manager that evening, Chelsea, was fabulous. She was quick to fix the problem and made sure our time there was beyond pleasant. I can't say enough good things about her, her service, her attitude, her passion for the job.
Our waitress Kimberly was exceptional. She assisted with our choices and saw to it that our dining experience was superior. Her knowledge of the menu and contagious smile made the evening all the more enjoyable.
We had the scallop entree on the menu as well as the scallop special. DELICIOUS! The clam chowder was to die for as were the pork dumplings and calamari. For desert we had the bread pudding and the key lime pie which I would highly recommend both.
Bottom line, the meal was great, the location noisy but pleasant, I would reccomend going to anyone as it is well worth the trip!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

We went as a dinner date to celebrate end of great vacation. Goid drinks and good food. We enjoyed our dinner.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Generally a good setting. On this ocassion the bar on the second floor was loaded with an over enthusiastic crowd. Since we were seated on the second floor it was an overwhelming noise level where we could not here one another. Management acknowledged the noise level but did nothing to alleviate the burden. After several lunch and dinner trips, I find this to be disappointing. On this night, Plantation was a Bar that was serving food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

From the moment you walk into Plantation, you feel transported to another world! The decor. lighting, and overall ambiance remind you literally of a home you might find in Savannah, Georgia. The PEI mussels were incredible, and highly recommended as an appetizer. I had the grilled salmon with kale ravioli, which was cooked perfectly and the perfect portion size. My partner had the diver scallops (locally caught - 6 of them included for the entree portion, this is also an appetizer choice). Following a low-carb diet, we requested that the risotto be replaced with collard greens and thick-cut bacon, and the restaurant graciously honored this request. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a romantic meal with high-quality food. I think this restaurant is more suited for adults than young children/families.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The restaurant was extremely loud (did not help to have people who were practically screaming at each other in normal conversation) the ambiance was cold. The waitress appeared distracted when explaining the evening menu and when she returned to get our food order again she was looking all over the restaurant (figured she was a seasoned waitress and she could multi task...eh NOT) we had ordered appetizers with our meal and next thing we knew our main course was brought to the table, when we explained to the runner that we still had not received our appetizers the waitress appeared and told us she had not written it down..I will give credit to the floor manager who quickly appeared and extended her apologies with a complimentary dessert, I would definitely not go back for the simple reason that I was not wowed on the contrary I was extremely disappointed with the entire restaurant,

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We go there often and are never disappointed. A really great restaurant!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

It was quiet there for a Saturday lunch and just 2 or 3 tables filled. Our server forgot some requests and had to come back a few times and verify our order. One of the four us ordered a sandwich after their soup and it took almost 20 minutes and we were the only ones there.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Despite having a reservation, we needed to wait for out table and we were seated at a table for 2 in the bar area. It was extremely noisy and cramped tight quarters. It would have been fine if we were getting a casual meal. However, at the high prices that the Plantation charges, they should not seat people in the bar area. I could not hear my husband when he tried to talk. When my husbands meal came they had split his dinner into 2 portions. When we explained that we had not ordered his dinner to be split, the server told us we were wrong and that his paperwork said the entree was ordered as a split portion. Given that the table was tiny it was especially annoying because there was no room for a third dinner plate on a tiny table for 2. Two additional people came by to comment on the number of plates but none of the people actually offered to fix the situation and we ended up having the same annoying conversation 3 times without any action being taken by anyone so it just disrupted our dinner further. Someone came by and asked how our dinner was. My response was "meh". The person said, "that's awesome" and walked away. Honestly, if they are not going to actually listen to the response, why ask the question? Or, maybe they could not hear over the deafening noise. We could not get out of there fast enough and skipped dessert. So much for a special dinner on the island.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great food, this was our first time. We will definitely be back. Our waitress was above and beyond amazing, we love Mani and hopefully we will see her again in the future.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Delicious Hamberger for dinner. Our 6th visit this season. Always great.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, People Watching, Bar Seating, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

The restaurant is great, parking difficult---its beautiful inside and quality of the food was excellent. The restaurant noise was high. Difficult to have good dinner conversation. Service was fast--felt like we were rushed. Definitely going back---a great meal!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We've been to the Plantation at least 6 times this summer and have enjoyed it every time. The bar is lively and the bar tenders are fantastic. The wait staff is excellent especially Brianna, who is exceptional. The hostess is amazing and has the whole restaurant running smoothly. As for the food, there are several interesting choices and we've always been pleased with our selections. Definitely try the scallops, the house speciality.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Hot Spot, Casual
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great service. Screaming kids, bright surroundings, so so food. Over priced for what you get. Very good wine and beer list. One positive on the food, they have a vegetarian menu with unique offerings. Free valet is another positive.

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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Very disappointed overall . Food was fair at best and the service was terrible

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Menu changed since last visit with fewer options. Redectoration well done, much brighter than prior decor

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·Dined on August 15, 2017

The noise was off the charts.
Food was overcooked.
Prices were far too high.

Don't go there in the summer.
The winter is usually good.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Plantation always delivers a great product, consistent, creative and flavorful!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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